Serbia’s PM: Belgrade will submit report to GRECO on time

Source: Tanjug/Zoran Žestić

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Monday she believed Belgrade would submit its report to the Council of Europe (CoE) for fighting corruption (GRECO) organisation on time, the Beta news agency reported.

Serbia was given the October 31 deadline to send additional material to GRECO, since that CoE body assessed in May 2015 that the country had regressed in fighting corruption and that it had received 13 recommendations, seven of which it had partially honoured, while six had not observed at all.

In its 2017 report GRECO said Serbia regressed in fighting corruption and that it would launch a procedure against Belgrade for ignoring the recommendations.

“It’s an important issue and we have a lot of work to do,” Brnabic told reporters.

She added the Government had formed a team which was tasked with working on the recommendations and that, in her opinion, plenty had been done in the last six months, but “a lot of work is ahead of us.” Brnabic has said her Government cooperates with GRECO.

GRECO President Marin Mrcela  told N1 on Sunday the official Belgrade was now expected to send additional materials by October 31.